Liberty Medal to Spielberg

Liberty Medal presented to SpielbergNational Constitution Center, PhiladelphiaOctober 8, 2009 (Pool/Laurence Kesterson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)Under a gorgeous autumn sky on Independence Mall in Philadelphia,director Steven Spielberg received the Liberty City Medal in aceremony at the National Constitution Center October 8.President Bill Clinton,  ...

History Boys, Philadelphia

The History BoysArden Theater, PhiladelphiaThrough Nov. 1, 2009www.ArdenTheare.org Photo: Mark GarvinTerrence Nolen, artistic director of the Arden Theater has been expertin scaling down musicals for more theatrical punch and he shows equalskill with challenging drama in delivering a finely tuned  ...

The Gonzalez Cantata

The Gonzales CantataLive Arts-  Philly FringeSept. 4, 2009The Rotunda, Philadelphiawww.gonzalescantata.com Even though the Rotunda in West Philly was only a quarter filled for the premiere of composer Melissa Dunphy’s new choral work ‘The Gonzales Cantata‘ there was an undeniable  ...

Welcome to Yuba City

Welcome to Yuba CityPhiladelphia Fringe FestivalThe HubThrough September 19, 2009www.liveart-fringe.orgRod Serling would approvePig Iron Theatre serves up plenty of sagebrush philosophy at the diner in ‘Welcome to Yuba City’ located somewhere between Roswell and that last chance Texaco in  ...

Never the Sinner, Philadelphia

Never the Sinner-The Leopold and Loeb Story Mauckingbird Theatre CompanyAugust 8-30, 2009Adrienne Theatre, Philadelphia  www.MauckingbirdTheatreCo.orgEven with the stock plotline of a murderous homosexual couple already built into the story, John Logan’s Never the Sinner -The Leopold and Loeb Story,  ...

BalletX

 Ballet XThe Wilma Theatre, PhiladelphiaJuly 21-25, 2009http://www.balletx.org/http://www.wilmatheater.org/ Amy Aldridge, Matthew Prescott. "Broke Apart". Ballet X’s co-directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan continue to define the company with potent mixes of contemporary choreographers and bal-mod dancers giving their all physically, even  ...

Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film

"Before O'Neill, there was no American theatre," the playwright John Guare asserts in Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film and Guare is someone who ought to know, being one of a legion of the playwright's creative theatrical descendants. Guare's  ...

The True Story of Antonin Artaud

The True Story of Artonin Artaud DVD (also includes the film, My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud ) Gerard Mordillat called his compelling 1993 dramatization of the life of Antonin Artaud  ...

My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud

Legendary French screen actor Antonin Artaud was a monstre sacre, an accolade meaning an irresistibly diabolical personage.His cinematic mystique, as well as his writings, such as The Theatre and Its Double and The Theatre of Cruelty, influenced a generation  ...